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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Dynamic regulation of transcription factors by nucleosome remodeling

    Ming Li et al.
    Single molecule DNA unzipping reveals a novel model for the regulation of transcription factors and nucleosome positioning via nucleosome remodeling in yeast.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    A map of directional genetic interactions in a metazoan cell

    Bernd Fischer et al.
    A systematic analysis of gene–gene dependencies using high-throughput imaging of cells detects causal and temporal relationships between genes.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Specialization of the chromatin remodeler RSC to mobilize partially-unwrapped nucleosomes

    Alisha Schlichter et al.
    A SWI/SNF-family chromatin remodeling subcomplex from yeast is identified (RSC1) that is specialized to slide nucleosomes residing on DNA sequences that confer partial nucleosome unwrapping, with assistance from accessory factors.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Tumor suppressor SMARCB1 suppresses super-enhancers to govern hESC lineage determination

    Lee F Langer et al.
    The chromatin remodeler and tumor suppressor SMARCB1 acts to restrict superenhancer function to direct neural differentiation of embryonic stem cells while repressing bivalent gene activity in the pluripotent state.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Nucleosomes influence multiple steps during replication initiation

    Ishara F Azmi et al.
    Nucleosomal DNAs assembled or modified by different chromatin remodeling enzymes differentially impact the origin licensing and helicase activation steps of replication initiation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cancer Biology

    Targeted degradation of BRD9 reverses oncogenic gene expression in synovial sarcoma

    Gerard L Brien et al.
    BRD9 provides the first actionable therapeutic target in synovial sarcoma tumours that is both biochemically and functionally linked to the SS18-SSX fusion protein which drives disease development.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Mutations primarily alter the inclusion of alternatively spliced exons

    Pablo Baeza-Centurion et al.
    Deep mutagenesis reveals that mutations rarely alter the inclusion of highly-included exons.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Diverse and complex muscle spindle afferent firing properties emerge from multiscale muscle mechanics

    Kyle P Blum et al.
    Diverse muscle spindle firing, critical for a range of sensorimotor behaviors, is compactly explained by first principles of force development in specialized muscle fibers within the sensors.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    A twist defect mechanism for ATP-dependent translocation of nucleosomal DNA

    Jessica Winger et al.
    Based on its nucleotide-bound state, the Chd1 chromatin remodeler can locally alter DNA twist on the nucleosome, which either pulls in or expels ~1 bp of DNA at the internal SHL2 binding site.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    The transcription factor odd-paired regulates temporal identity in transit-amplifying neural progenitors via an incoherent feed-forward loop

    Merve Deniz Abdusselamoglu et al.
    Odd-paired (opa) is required for the progression of temporal patterning in Drosophila neural progenitors to regulate temporal identities via an incoherent feed-forward loop.